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Volunteers are invaluable to the daily operation of the American Red Cross, Greater Kansas City Region, and are truly the heart and soul of the organization. Follow these steps and become a volunteer with the American Red Cross!

Apply to Volunteer

Get started by choosing the volunteer application type below that best fits your situation and filling out your initial profile.


Attend a Red Cross Orientation

This required training highlights the history, values and fundamental principles of the Red Cross and reviews volunteer opportunities currently available within the chapter.


Train for Your Volunteer Opportunity

Depending on which volunteer path you choose with the American Red Cross, you may need to complete additional training. We will work with you to refer you to the department of your choice and will inform you of any additional training you may need to get started.

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Adult Application

If you are 18 years old or older and looking to volunteer for the American Red Cross, please submit the Adult Volunteer Application.

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Youth Application

If you are 16 and 17 years old and looking to volunteer for the American Red Cross, please submit the Youth Volunteer Application. We are unable to accept any volunteers under the age of 16. *Note you must have a parent or guardian sign a Parental Consent form and volunteer with you until age 18.

Once your application and background check are received, you will be contacted by a volunteer recruiter to discuss next steps. If you have questions or want more information, please email or call (816) 931-8400.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Red Cross team!